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Lost and Found Page 1
Claffey Home Page
Alternate Spellings include: Claffee, Claffy, Clafy

We would like to present "bits and pieces' of information on folks named Claffey/Claffee
that we are as yet unable to 'tie in' to our research
Perhaps you will find a 'long lost cousin ' here or would like to submit similar
information. if so please let us know by signing guest book on cover page
or e-mail below

We will try to post every 1st day of month and blink updated "finds"
New additions added at Top of list each month !!

Newest Lost and Found Items are posted on Page 2 Music while you read
Items of interest to Claffeys:
Film #1279227 available through your local LDS library covers 1830 thru
1916 (some 1820's too) baptisms, marriages and deaths and burials for the
Catholic parish of Moate and Mount Temple which covers parts of civil
parishes in Co. Westmeath and Co. Offaly.
This must be the mother lode for Claffeys---there are many, many Claffeys listed.

August 2000,
The National Archives of Ireland, Dublin, Chief Crown Solicitor's Office lists a court case of Queen
versus Eliza Claffey, Dublin, infanticide case in 1874.
Ann Kings Mtn.

June/ July 2000
Information from Longford Heritage Center (to webmaster)
1 Church Street, Longford
County Longford . Republic of Ireland

Death Record

Name Parish Date of Death Denomination Marital Status
Mary Claffey Edgeworthstown 18 November 1863 Roman Catholic Spinster
Anna Claffey Shrule (Ballymahon) 13 October 1874 Roman Catholic Not recorded

Marriage Record

Husband Wife Marriage Date Parish
Thomas Claffey Catherine Dooner 16 August 1813 Granard

April 2000
Norma Claffey: Name found on list of those who attended a Sams Reunion in Licking County, Ohio,
sometime between 1932 and 1948. As written in our family reunion book, Norma Claffey married
Perry Watkins March 15, 1940. This is all that is stated in the book.
If you have info email Melanie at [email protected]

March/ April 2000
Two Claffey men were found recently on Rootsweb Ship Passenger Lists. Does anyone know more about these two fellows ??? I have highlighted Claffy/Claffey and Gaffey) name but also included the travelers before and after each on the passenger list with the idea that persons near them may be a relatives. Much more information on these ships can be foundby clicking on ship name.

Immigrant Ship RMS Abyssinia Liverpool to New York June 10, 1871


510 Richd Malone 22 M Lab Ireland USA Steerage
511 Cathne Malone 50 F Mat Ireland USA Steerage
512 Francis Claffy 27 M Lab Ireland USA Steerage
513 Corneluius Kennedy 26 M Lab Ireland USA Steerage
514 Mary Connelly 18 F Servt Ireland USA Steerage
515 Jane Hardy 57 F Mat Ireland USA Steerage

Immigrant Ships Ship ManhattanLiverpool, England to New York May 8 1855
Page 1
139 James Coleman 18 male Sash Maker Ireland
140 Michal Claffey 22 male Teamster Ireland
141 Francis Hay 21 male Teamster Ireland
142 Patk Kane 16 male Servt Boy Ireland

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688 Cath Olwill 30 female Wife Ireland
689 Peter Olwill 12 male Ireland
690 Cath Gaffey 11 female Ireland
691 Lawrence Gaffey 7 male Ireland
692 William Brennan 19 male Wheel Wright Ireland

posted January 2000
My Annie Claffey didn't come to the U.S. Her daughter, Annie Byrnes (Brown) Burns (she married Brown, then Burns) came to the U.S. in 1886. Her death certificate in New York indicates she was born in Ireland to Michell (Michael) Byrnes and Annie Claffey
in Sept of 1861, so would assume Claffey and Byrnes were born in the 1830-40's.
Annie Byrnes married John Burns, of Coleraine, Ireland, in the U.S. 1880-1881.
Photo submitted by Cathy Burns
Click on Photo for larger view.

December 1999
James Claffey of Brooklyn, subject of Great Britian; recommended by John Claffey of Brooklyn
4 November 1840. From naturalization documents in the Court of Common Pleas.

(Posted October 1999)
Louisa J Claffey, 8 yr old, in 1860 living in household of Elizabeth Chatman (58)
Marion twp, Greene Co Pa, with 6 other Chatman family members, aged 17-36
(oldest 4 of whom were blind). Who was she and why living there ???

1825/1826 Richard McClaffey paying taxes Somerset Twp, Washington Co PA

Margaret A. Claffey married William Thompson and Daniel F. Claffey married Myra Yarnell
in Ontario County, NY in early 1900's.

In 1870, these Claffys lived at 19 Hand St. in Rochester, NY:
James Claffey, miller; Miss Sarah M. Claffy; Miss Ellen A. Claffy, Michael.
They appear to be the children(?) of Daniel Claffy and Elizabeth Delany
Claffy who were married 16 Nov 1835. Daniel died 11 Jan 1864. Other
possible children are Hugh and Bridget Claffy.

Rosa Claffey on 1880 Ohio census.

Claffeys on Griffiths Valuation of Ireland 1848 - 1864: John, James, William, Martin, Mary, Catherine, Charles, Patrick, Edward, Thomas, Rose & Margaret.

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